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Who We Are

Our Story

“We understand the value of collaboration.”

At LFA, we have extensive design and project management experience in County, City, INDOT, and other Federal Aid projects. Our exceptional level of expertise upon which our prepared plans and recommendations are based; offers cost-effective and innovative solutions to meet our clients’ present and long term needs. We understand the value of collaboration. On complex, larger projects we are able to solicit the technical expertise of our project partners whose particular expertise compliments LFA in the interest of providing the best possible services for our clients’ needs.

Our Team

Meet our world-class team of experts.

President, Construction Director, Board of Directors

PAUL A. HUMMEL, PE

Vice President, Water Resources Director, Board of Directors

Piper C. Tittle, PE

Vice President, Transportation Director, Board of Directors

Michael J. Guzik, PE

Structural Director

Mark H. Foster, PE, LEED, BD+C, CPSWQ

Survey-GIS Director, Board of Directors

Aaron W. Blank, PLS, PE

Project Manager, Board of Directors

Christopher J. Jeter, PE

Project Manager

Dan G. Delgado, PE

Project Manager, Board of Directors

Kevin J. Siedlecki, PE

Marketing and Business Development Director, Board of Directors

Jared M. Huss, PE

President, Construction Director, Board of Directors

PAUL A. HUMMEL, PE

Paul has over 35 years of wide-ranging construction and design experience from project inception through construction.

During this time period he has worked on a vast array of projects including bridges, interchanges, small structure replacements, drainage, hydraulic analysis and storm sewers, intersection improvements, added travel lanes, interstate rehabilitation, and major arterial new and reconstruction projects.

In addition to being the President, Paul heads the firm’s Construction Inspection Department and is a current member of ACEC and ASCE.

Vice President, Water Resources Director, Board of Directors

Piper C. Tittle, PE

Piper has over 25 years of experience in the civil engineering industry ranging from detailed studies to managing complex design projects.

During this time her specific experience has included FERC Licensing and Procedures, Water and Sediment Quality Studies, Permitting, Sanitary and Storm Sewer Planning and Design, Lift Station Design, Watershed Management, and Hydrologic/Hydraulic Analysis.

Piper heads the firm’s Water Resources Department and is a current member of ASCE, AWWA, ASDSO, Indiana Rural Water Association, IWEA, WEF and IWRA.

Vice President, Transportation Director, Board of Directors

Michael J. Guzik, PE

Mike has over 25 years of experience ranging from completing engineering assessments at project inception to managing complex, multi-faceted transportation design projects with multiple project partners.

During this time, his experience includes Complex Geometric Interchange Modifications, Highway Safety Improvement Projects, New Divided Highway Corridor Projects, Added Travel Lanes, Water and Sanitary Utility Design, and Civil-Site Design.

Mike heads the firm’s Transportation Department, board member with ACEC Indiana, memberships with ASCE and ITE, and other community boards.

Structural Director

Mark H. Foster, PE, LEED, BD+C, CPSWQ

Mark has over 25 years of experience ranging from bridge replacement, roadway design, and construction inspection projects to civil site and architectural building design projects for national retailers.

During this time his responsibilities also include oversight of project personnel, project management from inception to design, plan detailing, coordination and preparation of specification leading to successful project completion. Mark heads the firm’s Structural Department and is a member of ASCE.

Survey-GIS Director, Board of Directors

Aaron W. Blank, PLS, PE

Aaron has over 20 years of experience ranging from topographic field surveys to complex boundary mapping. During his time at LFA, his team has performed services for INDOT and LPA transportation projects, Site Developments, Municipal Planning projects, IDNR and Dam Monitoring and Reconstruction Projects, Right-of-Way Engineering and Management of Right-of-Way Acquisition. Additionally, his team works with cities to manage and improve their GIS systems.

Aaron heads the firm’s Survey/GIS Department and his current memberships include ACEC, ASCE, Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors, National Society of Professional Surveyors, and the Transportation and Development Institute of ASCE.

Project Manager, Board of Directors

Christopher J. Jeter, PE

Chris has more than two decades of experience in hydraulics, stormwater modeling, planning studies, and water resource projects and is experienced in working with INDOT and various Local Public Agencies (LPAs). He is certified by INDOT to conduct National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) evaluations along with having experience in design, environmental studies, Red Flag Investigations, and waterway permitting for both LPA, INDOT, municipal, and privately owned projects.

As a Project Manager for Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C. with responsibilities for civil, environmental, water resources, wastewater management, and general construction projects, Chris handles day-to-day communication with the project team ensuring scope, schedule, and budget are tracking appropriately. Chris is a member of ASCE, INAFSM, and ASFPM and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Indiana.

Project Manager

Dan G. Delgado, PE

Dan has over 20 years of experience with an extensive array of experience in transportation projects for INDOT, LPA, and local municipalities. During this time, he has worked on bridge rehabilitation/replacements, added capacity projects, interchange reconstruction, multiple intersections, dozens of small structure improvements projects, and partial and full roadway reconstruction projects.

Dan is also LFA’s resident specialist in utility coordination, maintenance of traffic design, storm sewer design, project bundling, and traffic management planning. As a Project Manager, Dan handles the day-to-day communication with the project team to ensure scope, schedule, and budget are all on track. Dan is a member of ASCE.

Project Manager, Board of Directors

Kevin J. Siedlecki, PE

Kevin has nearly 15 years of civil engineering experience ranging from on-site stormwater compliance reviews to system wide modeling and utility reconstruction projects. During this time he has worked on civil, environmental, water resources, wastewater management, dams, and other general construction projects.

As Project Manager, Kevin handles the day-to-day communication with the project team ensuring that scope, schedule, and budget are all on track. Kevin is our main coordinator and overseer of LFA’s Engineering Advancement Training Seminars (EATS) and is a member of ASCE, IWEA, WEF, and AWWA.

Marketing and Business Development Director, Board of Directors

Jared M. Huss, PE

Jared has over 15 years of experience ranging from planning studies to design projects engaging multiple public and private partners. During this time his experience includes being a Town Engineer, Project Owner Representative for multiple clients, complex and non-complex transportation projects and various water resource-based studies and designs.

Jared utilizes these experiences in serving as the firm’s Marketing and Business Development Director handling the day-to-day communication with his marketing team and client relations. Jared is a member of ASCE, ASDSO, IACC and IACT and currently serves on the ACEC GAC.

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Awards

Our History

May 21st, 1971 | Dan Lawson starts Lawson-Associates (LA)

May 21st, 1971 | Lawson-Associates (LA) is established

1972 | John Fisher joins LA as a Project Manager 

1972 | LA moves into JMS Office Building

1972-1973 | First Contracts with City of South Bend, St. Joseph County, City of Elkhart, University of Notre Dame, MACOG and Town of New Carlisle

1975 | John Fisher becomes a partner

1977 | Lawson-Fisher Associates achieves a staff count of 10

1976 | LA becomes Lawson-Fisher Associates and signed first contracts with City of Mishawaka and City of Sturgis

1977 | First Contract with Indiana Department of Highways (Later Established as INDOT)

1980 | Lawson-Fisher Associates moves into 525 West Washington Avenue building

1981 | LFA Achieves $1 Million in Gross Revenue

1983 | First Contract with Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

1993 | Lawson Fisher Associates becomes a Professional Corporation and offers stock to Licensed Employees

1996 | Lawson Fisher Associates Celebrates 25 Years

1997 | Lawson-Fisher Associates achieves a staff count of 30

2006 | Dan Lawson retires and Greg Holden becomes President

2008 | Lawson-Fisher Associates, P.C. is branded as LFA and achieves $5 million in gross revenue

2009 | John Fisher retires

2011-2013 | LFA is recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the State of Indiana

2016 | Greg Holden retires and Paul Hummel becomes President.

2017 | LFA achieves a staff count of 50 employees

May 21st, 2021 | LFA Turns 50!!

Our Mission.

To provide high quality professional engineering services through client collaboration, tailoring solutions that achieve their goals while enhancing quality of life.

Our Culture

Engineering for a living is just as important as engineering for the future. See how we are supporting our community.